Project Veritas is back with a new undercover expose of the media, and this time the conservative undercover investigators have turned their lens of shame on one of the most popular social media networks in the world: Twitter. In a video filmed on January 3rd, an operative for Project Veritas sat down at a restaurant with Chris Haynes, a senior network security engineer at the company. Over the course of the conversation, Haynes revealed that Twitter was only too pleased to hand over to the Department of Justice absolutely anything and everything they could find in President Donald Trump’s personal account.
Haynes told the PJ operative that Twitter was “more than happy to help the DOJ with their little investigation.” When the undercover journalist asked Haynes what that help might entail, he said, “Basically, giving them every single tweet that he’s posted – even the ones he’s deleted, any direct messages, any mentions.”
In the video, Haynes does not bother to hide his distaste for the president. “He’s dangerous,” he said. “I don’t like him and he’s a terrible human being and I want to get rid of him. In fact, we had internal reviews about that.”
This would seem to indicate that Twitter has taken seriously calls from the left to ban President Trump from the service. Democrats and others opponents of Trump have been trying for a long time to get Twitter to block Trump’s account due to violations of the social media site’s terms of service. Twitter has thus far resisted the urge to follow through on those complaints, likely because they enjoy being the official platform for the most powerful man in the world. But if what Haynes told Project Veritas is any indication, they may have a secondary reason for keeping the Trump account alive; they could be funneling his private messages right to Robert Mueller’s special counsel team.
In a second meeting, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe himself asked Haynes if Twitter was already cooperating with the Justice Department, to which Haynes would only say, “I can’t comment – even if I knew, I wouldn’t comment.”
In a statement accompanying the video, O’Keefe said, “The fact is, even if Haynes was just speculating about helping Justice, his admission shows a clear and dangerous political bias at the highest levels of Twitter.”
It’s rather unlikely that there are any secret tweets between Trump and Vladimir Putin in the dark recesses of Twitter, but with the scope of Mueller’s investigation appearing to grow larger with every passing day, there’s no telling what he could pull out of Trump’s account in his attempt to make a case. More importantly, since this investigation is as much about convincing the public as it is about finding the truth, Twitter revelations could easily be headed for the pages of the New York Times thanks to leaky agents and unscrupulous Democrats.
One thing’s for sure: These videos are a stiff reminder to every American that there really is no such thing as “privacy” in the online world. Best not to forget it.